Cuba, Jamaica Evaluate Present and Future Cooperation

Kingston, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Jamaica evaluated the current situation of cooperation, especially in the area of health, during a meeting in the capital, the Cuban Foreign Ministry pointed out today.

The cordial meeting at the headquarters of the Ministry of Health of that Caribbean country brought together the minister, Christopher Tufton, and the Cuban ambassador, Ines Fors, who also appreciated the common effort to identify new areas of collaboration for the benefit of both peoples.

Tufton reiterated the gratitude of his Government and people for the presence of more than 200 medical collaborators throughout Jamaica.

He also highlighted his participation in the recent International Convention ‘Cuba-Salud 2018’, where he was able to exchange with Cuban authorities of the sector and learn more about the strategies they are developing to continue strengthening their primary health care system.

For his part, according to the source, Fors expressed his gratitude for the compliments received, and explained that despite the obvious economic and social damage caused by the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba more than half a century ago.

The coordinator of the Cuban Medical Brigade, Hector Ferrer Musterlier, and officials from the Jamaican Ministry were also present at this meeting.

Cuba and Jamaica established diplomatic relations on December 8, 1972 and have maintained cooperation and support in areas of mutual interest ever since.

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